• Activate your NetID at using your UIN and token
  • Activate your portal account at using your UIN
  • Log into to verify access
  • Complete online placement test(s) prior to attending orientation (log into UIC portal and go to UIC Connect tab)
  • Schedule your orientation session! Log into the portal at and search Orientation to choose a date to attend.
  • Complete e-Chug by visiting, clicking on “Resources and Services” and going to “Alcohol & e-Chug


  • Check your student bill – you will be billed for orientation in late summer
  • Check your email for additional post-orientation information
  • Familiarize yourself with CampusCare. Waive out online at by the Fall deadline of September 12.
  • Turn in your Medical Immunization forms to the Office of the Registrar
  • Before starting your first semester, complete the required Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduate Students training.
  • Before your first day, print copy of your class schedule and consider visiting your classroom locations
  • Once you arrive on campus in the fall semester, be sure to pick up your U-PASS, which will allow you to use the CTA rail and bus transportation.

Other tasks to consider

  • Set up your Direct Deposit and or Authorized Payer online
  • Visit the UIC Bookstores to purchase books and supplies
  • Apply for Campus Housing online at or explore Off-Campus Housing options online at
  • Review the status of all awarded scholarships
  • Apply for the pre-pay meal plan for your online student bill in the University Student Financial Services and Cashier Operations’ Office